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Stories from Wednesday, March 22, 2006

County officials dropping armor (03/22/06)
BENTON -- Scott County officials have dropped body armor from the county's next Justice Assistance Grant application in favor of the Scott County Drug Enforcement Initiative. County Developer Joel Evans reported on the JAG application during the county commission's regular meeting Tuesday...
Fire truck purchased approved (03/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Sometimes timing is everything. City Council members approved the purchase of a new fire engine for the Department of Public Safety during a special Sikeston City Council meeting Tuesday, beating the deadline to order before prices shoot up...
Patrol through the years (03/22/06)
-- Gov. Henry S. Caulfield signed Senate Bill 36 on April 24, 1931, establishing the Missouri State Highway Patrol. -- Throughout its 75 years, the Patrol has been available to serve and protect the public. In the early 1940s, the Safety Squadron toured the state working traffic by selective enforcement and promoting traffic safety...
Patrol celebrates 75 years (03/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Lt. Jim McNiell can still picture one of the first fatalities he worked as a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. It was nearly 30 years ago in south central Missouri, where a mother and her child were killed in a car accident. "I was walking and could see a coat on the pavement," McNiell recalled about arriving at the scene. "I was going to step over it and the coroner said, 'Jim, watch that coat. There's a body underneath.' Then I saw a cowboy boot on the pavement."...
Pancake Day (03/22/06)
Sikeston Kiwanis Club member Jonathan Maloyed places bacon onto pans for cooking Tuesday during the Annual Kiwanis Club's Pancake Day. Over 1,000 meals were served during the event.
Raising money (03/22/06)
Kiersten Chessor, 4, draws a painting that she will sell on eBay to benefit the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. Kiersten explained the reason she is selling her art is "I just want to help the kids learn to walk and exercise." Already she has raised $151 from selling seven drawings across the nation and hopes to raise $250 by this weekend's telethon...
Netters to have depth in 2006 (03/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Despite graduating an all-state singles player, the Sikeston tennis team returns most of the key players from last season. Marc Leible, who took seventh in the state last year in the state, is the only player that graduated from the Bulldogs' 8-8 team as Sikeston returns seven of the top eight players...
Booker shoots for pros (03/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Roy Booker's collegiate playing days are over, but his hoop dreams stay alive. The former Portageville High School basketball star wrapped up a solid college career with one season at Southeast Missouri State University in which he led the Redhawks and the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring (22 ppg, 15th in the nation). He was voted to the All-OVC second-team and All-Newcomer team...
Nobody asked me but ... (03/22/06)
Nobody asked me but...another high school basketball season has come and gone (six months until football) and soon selections will be made for all-state teams. While many eagerly await these selections, an equal number (okay, a few) await with baited breath for the basketball NAMBY's...
BassBusters hold banquet (03/22/06)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their annual awards banquet for 2005 at Cheers on Saturday, March 4th. Leon Miller received the award for Angler-of-the-Year. Leven Cox received the 2nd Place Angler-of-the-Year award and Mike Estes picked up two awards for 3rd Place Angler-of-the-Year and co-Big Bass for 2005...
SHS players honored at banquet (03/22/06)
POPLAR BLUFF ---- Ben Hansbrough kept the John Gibbs Award in the family Tuesday night at the 46th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet. The Poplar Bluff senior was presented the award, which honors the most outstanding player in the SEMO Conference, after his brother Tyler won the previous three years...
Another sign of wasted funds (03/22/06)
I was driving to Cape recently and between the bumps and swerving to avoid the potholes, I noticed some new milemarker signs posted along the interstate. Every two-tenths of a mile to be exact. Once again the higher-ups at the Missouri Department of Transportation are completely wasting our money, and frankly I am getting tired of it. Anyone who drives on Missouri roads know that, well, they suck...
Pansy Woolverton (03/22/06)
GRANT PARK, Ill. - Pansy Larue Wheatley Woolverton, 68, died at 7:38 a.m. March 20, 2006, at Crown Point Hospice in Crown Point, Ind. Born March 9, 1938, near East Prairie, to the late Robert and Annie Beatrice Redfering Wheatley, she attended the Methodist Church...
Beulah Hartz (03/22/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Beulah "Boots" Hartz who died on March 18, 2006, were: Christopher Hartz, Nicholas Hartz, John Reiter, Paul Johnston, Donald Johnston and Marvin Johnston...
Ashley Parr (03/22/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ashley Renee Burnett Parr, 17, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:03 a.m. Feb. 4, 2006, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. Born July 7, 1988, in Scott County, daughter of Gary Parr of Marston and Christina Burnett of Vanduser, she had been disabled since birth and had lived in Poplar Bluff since June 2005...
Willie Harris (03/22/06)
CHARLESTON - Willie James Harris, 62, died March 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born April 8, 1943, in Wyatt, he was the son of the late Paul F. and Carrie B. Wheat Harris. In 1964, he married Daisy L. Robinson who survives of the home. Other survivors include: five sons, Donald W. ...
Births (Published 3/22) (03/22/06)
SIKESTON - Kendra Plunk and Steven Vanvickle are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jacie Lee Plunk weighed 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Michelle Plunk and Jimmy Burton...
Looking Back 3/22 (03/22/06)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theater today, a double feature, "Mark Twain" with Fredrick March, plus "Cobra Woman" with Jon Hall and Marla Montez. BENTON - Claude Keasler, Parma, area fieldman for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for a nine-county area, resigned Monday in St. Louis. In his resignation, he said it was for personal reasons...
Don't let political games halt changes (03/22/06)
There's a whole lot of discussion under way concerning identification. The Missouri Legislature is embroiled in a heated debate over a measure that would require a photo ID before a resident can vote in the state. And nationally, beginning in May 2008, the Real ID Act takes effect that requires everyone seeking a driver's license to prove they are in the United States legally...
Your view: Response on response (03/22/06)
I suspect that it made you feel good to write this essay. No doubt you are proud as I am of the response of Missourians to last week's terrible weather. But what you have attempted to do by implication is to denigrate the local response in New Orleans to a disaster perhaps one hundred thousand times more serious than the tornado that badly damaged the small North Missouri town of Renick...
Speakout 3/22 (03/22/06)
I have gourd seeds for the person who called in the other day. You can reach me at 620-4448. I've got ornamental gourd seed. I had a lady who cleaned for me for about three years and every time she came in my door, a smile would come upon my face. She was filled with so much energy and love. ...